Volunteers who assist with vendor load in/load out help vendors transfer their equipment to or from their vehicles to their assigned booth sites. This volunteer job is essential as vendors are not able to drive into the park! Heavy lifting is required.
The Peace Patrol helps set a harmonious tone at Mountain Fair. The Peace Patrol is there to greet folks at they enter the park, promote peace, safety, and good times, and to help people where they can. Responsibilities include: making sure no glass or alcohol is brought into the park, passing out sunscreen, misting people with spray bottles (only if wanted), patrolling the ditch and park parameters, and directing people where they need to go. It is also the responsibility of the Peace Patrol to help monitor the park for nuisances such as underage drinking, aggressive, offensive, and rowdy behavior, or people acting in any sort of unsafe manner, and to report it to the proper authorities or Mountain Fair Staff.
Help raise money for Carbondale Arts selling raffle tickets donated by fantastically supportive businesses from all over the Roaring Fork Valley. The Raffle is extremely important to Carbondale Arts fundraising. Raffle Booth Volunteers should dress fun and be assertive in a friendly way. Raffle Booth includes selling tickets, announcing winners, keeping rover aprons organized, counting tickets.
Mountain Fair Grounds Set Up volunteers work with the Mountain Fair Production crew to transform Sopris Park into a fair ground. Set up tents, parameters, road blockages, tables and chairs, signage and MORE! Physical labor, using ladders and power tools, and painting are all part of this sunny volunteer job!
The 2 Corners Parking Team is responsible for making sure all vendors, artists, and entertainment are parked in the proper locations. Parking is also in charge of patrolling the park perimeters to ensure only authorized and emergency vehicles are in these areas. The parking team will also periodically patrol the additional parking lot located at the middle school. Parking will communicate with 4 corners to ensure that no vehicles are blocking key access points.
Volunteer Booth Volunteers help to greet volunteers and ensure them a positive and fun Mountain Fair Volunteer Experience. Help sign-up new volunteers, organize volunteers when they arrive for their shift and maintain volunteer database.
Be resourceful and assist lost or inquiring Mountain Fair participants. Info Booth volunteers are the experts on everything from the Entertainment line up, locations of bathrooms, lay out of the fairgrounds, rules and regulations, as well as basic info about Carbondale.
Info booth is full at this time. Thanks!
Sell the infamous Mountain Fair t-shirt! The t-shirt is a “must have” for every Mountain Fair participant, so you’ll be popular! T-Shirt Booth volunteers organize and sell t-shirts and other Mountain Fair items. This is a great job for those who need to be in the shade, but you will be on your feet!
Give a Mountain Fair vendor a break! Mountain Fair vendors have long days and need a break every now and then to take care of personal business. By being a Booth Sitter, you’ll be able to give a vendor the reprieve they need to enjoy the fair!
The backstage security person/crew is responsible to making sure the right folks have access to the backstage area. This is a job for folks who are comfortable saying no. Are you right for the job?
Sit in the shade and chat with happy fair goers as they arrive to and leave the Mountain Fair. Bike Valet’s assist Mountain Fair bike-goers with parking their bikes. The Bike Valet is run by Aloha Mountain Cyclery.
The Green Team is a jolly volunteer-powered crew striving toward a zero-waste fair by diverting as much festival waste from the landfill by reusing, composting and recycling. We work “upstream” with the vendors to assure they have all zero waste supplies before they enter the park. Volunteers steward approximately 20 waste stations around the park; each station includes a compost, recycle and landfill bin. This is a really fun and rewarding volunteer gig. The more you educate, the less you sort and more stays out of the landfill. All of the fair compost is hauled less than 30 miles away in Pitkin County, where the compost is broken down into usable soil for local gardens. We have come a long way from the cigarette butt team riding in wheelbarrows at one of the first Mountain Fairs more than 40 years ago. For 10+ years now OUR Green Team has consistently reached a 90%+ diversion rate from the landfill, which is an impressive statistic sought after by many national festivals.
Assist artists and bidders in the silent auction tent…quietest volunteer job at Mountain Fair.